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Old June 19th, 2007, 07:52 PM   #41
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Not really ~ Cheung Kong Center is the building that identifies Li Ka Shing; his Hong Kong landmark.

Mostly because it's one of the territory's tallest buildings and it's so extravagantly decorated.
There's a difference between Cheung Kong Center, Cheung Kong the company, and Hutchison the company.

In fact, Cheung Kong's tallest landmark office project in Central district is The Center.
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Old June 20th, 2007, 05:53 AM   #42
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There's a difference between Cheung Kong Center, Cheung Kong the company, and Hutchison the company.

In fact, Cheung Kong's tallest landmark office project in Central district is The Center.
And yes The Center is more of a landmark than Cheung Kong.

Anyway, Cheung Kong to me best represent the Asian boxed scraper.
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Old June 21st, 2007, 09:59 AM   #43
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There's a difference between Cheung Kong Center, Cheung Kong the company, and Hutchison the company.

In fact, Cheung Kong's tallest landmark office project in Central district is The Center.
Indeed, but it doesn't hold the name "Cheung Kong", nor is, as The Wanch mentioned, Li Ka Shing's office situated at the top of it.
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Old June 21st, 2007, 10:32 AM   #44
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Indeed, but it doesn't hold the name "Cheung Kong", nor is, as The Wanch mentioned, Li Ka Shing's office situated at the top of it.
Li Ka-shing's corporate empire actually extends beyond his realm these days. He has 2 sons that are assuming portions of his business interests, so although to the outsider, it may all be Li Ka-shing, reality is that is not the whole story. Then there are all those outsider interests that have come into the picture as 3G fortunes turned sour in Europe and they need to pad earnings every year.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 05:07 AM   #46
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I've always wondered how could the Trump go from gold in the renderings to black in the actual creation? The gold looked fairly nice.
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The actual black version doesn't look that bad at all. In fact you can mistake the building for an office tower rather than a condo.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 09:01 AM   #48
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The actual black version doesn't look that bad at all. In fact you can mistake the building for an office tower rather than a condo.
That can be said for any glass-plated residential, such as Highcliff and Summit in Hong Kong, and there are a lot of others out there.
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But to be honest, I find The Trump building ok. Nothing more.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 11:32 AM   #50
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Citigroup in Shanghai. [Edit: I realized that I said HSBC on page 1 , but it's Citigroup] That building is marvelous.
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Citigroup in Shanghai. [Edit: I realized that I said HSBC on page 1 , but it's Citigroup] That building is marvelous.
The building looks ok though it has a nice video effect at night.
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That can be said for any glass-plated residential, such as Highcliff and Summit in Hong Kong, and there are a lot of others out there.
Not really...

Summit and Highcliff have a more 'residential' shape to it.
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Not really...

Summit and Highcliff have a more 'residential' shape to it.
The all-window facade is not common among residentials. Only high-end ones tend to have that type of face.

The floorplate and shapes are very different from the other typical residentials, even among many of the high-end ones.

http://www.building.com.hk/feature/04_03highcliff.pdf

Many residentials in Hong Kong have little nooks on the side where kitchen and bathroom windows face for ventilation, but there are no views.
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Old July 1st, 2007, 02:11 PM   #54
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Old July 1st, 2007, 05:10 PM   #55
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I've always wondered how could the Trump go from gold in the renderings to black in the actual creation? The gold looked fairly nice.
it was intended to do that in ifferent lights but failed ... i used to hate the trump world tower but actualy i quite like it...
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The all-window facade is not common among residentials. Only high-end ones tend to have that type of face.

The floorplate and shapes are very different from the other typical residentials, even among many of the high-end ones.

http://www.building.com.hk/feature/04_03highcliff.pdf

Many residentials in Hong Kong have little nooks on the side where kitchen and bathroom windows face for ventilation, but there are no views.
Of course, but what I meant was that Highcliff and Summit, despite their flashy appearance don't even remotely look like office blocks. Perhaps it's because of location and the fact that I live here, but I've asked tourist friends of mine and they immediately pointed out it was most probably a residential.

Don't know what exactly it is, maybe it's the curvature? But many office buildings are curved, yet you can identify them as office blocks.

The Trump Tower at first glance definitely looks like an office block, where as your 'doubts are with' the Highcilff/Summit.
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Of course, but what I meant was that Highcliff and Summit, despite their flashy appearance don't even remotely look like office blocks. Perhaps it's because of location and the fact that I live here, but I've asked tourist friends of mine and they immediately pointed out it was most probably a residential.

Don't know what exactly it is, maybe it's the curvature? But many office buildings are curved, yet you can identify them as office blocks.

The Trump Tower at first glance definitely looks like an office block, where as your 'doubts are with' the Highcilff/Summit.
Highcliff is made up of ellipses. A commercial tower of that size won't be perched up along the hillside like that. Hence, it's quite easy to think it's not an office building right away. Had it been on more level ground, it will look very office-like in nature. Residential buildings don't tend to use so much glass, but this one is special because of the location.

Trump in New York looks like an office block because it resembles one of those Mies boxes but stretched taller. Besides, it's mixed with other similar commercial buildings in the area while the residentials have a more concrete or brick look.
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140 William Street in Melbourne:
There's a scraper similar to that in Milwaukee.

US Bank Tower, Milwaukee Wisconsin

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Old July 2nd, 2007, 01:27 PM   #59
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A more extreme example of the 'X' bracing pattern :

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Whats with the x-bracing trend?
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